Role of the Coach:
- Facilitates your own thoughtful, deliberative decision making
- Does not give direct answers or solutions to problems
- Teaches you to monitor and assess yourself
- Focuses on the learning and growing process, not content
- Leaves you in control at all times
Skills and Attributes of an effective Perspective Coach:
- Superlative listening
- Ability to clear the mind of distractions
- Keen self-awareness
- Ability to separate process from content
- Drive for continuous self-improvement
How does Perspective Coaching work?
Perspective Coaching is generally a one-on-one relationship that can be applied to groups with a specific, defined purpose as well. It begins with an introductory interview to determine the need, and to assess if one is ready to be coached. If appropriate, a number of periodic sessions of between one and two hours are scheduled. Goals are set progressively throughout the process. The participant determines the areas of need to be addressed and his or her level of comfort with the depth of exploration.
The coaching process is absolutely confidential, and both the coach and participant sign an agreement prior to beginning the process.